Wednesday, August 3, 2016


I'm back.


Bouncing back.

I am so excited!!!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Wedding Memories!!!

Last week, the hubs and I celebrated 9th year wedding anniversary and it still feels like we have just gotten married. I feel lucky because of that, its like we're on our honeymoon stage forever. I hope this goes on forever.

It doesn't mean the path had been smooth all the time, we did have some rough patches here and there but still, never had been one that rocked the entire boat, and nothing that couldn't be handled.  I am very thankful.

So today, though I need to finish a painting for a Christmas card, I am reminiscing our wedding.  It's just funny that stumble upon this Moissanite website on the brief history of weddings.  And it makes me feel like I want to get married all over again.

A Brief History of Weddings |
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Friday, June 8, 2012

Hawaii or Vegas???

Being busy making art while keeping an 8-5 deskjob (or keeping an 8-5 deskjob while making art) can be challenging, well, not if we have 36 hours in a day, but we only have 24. It's not physically stressful, but sometimes my heart feels like it's going to burst when I have a sudden vision or when I'm nurturing a beautiful idea inside my head I couldn't get my hands on my art materials....and stay glued on paperwork and the work PC instead.  But I'm thankful because the regular job pays the bills, while my art whims makes the bills.  Teehee!

I need a vacay soon (and perhaps be able to find time to sit down and focus on my art pursuits). But lately, two opportunities opened up.  A good deal for a Hawaii trip..and a very tempting opportunity to go wild in Vegas (wild with money, that is). The latter sounds like a perfectly good prospect for some well-deserved respite, especially with the hubs willing to buy me cirque du soleil ka tickets AND cirque du soleil o tickets  (yes both!!!) He's also interested in cirque du soleil michael jackson the immortal tickets which I will not argue with since I was also a big MJ fan, and well, as long as hubby pays the tickets, right? I like the cirque for their very artistic performances, and because simply put,  SURREAL IS RIGHT UP MY ALLEY.  Exciting right? 

Plus the never-ending buffets? Yes, I think I just made up my mind.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Society 6

In case you're wondering what I've been up to...
I'm now a verified member of Society 6. Please check out my prints and the works of the other awesome peeps there!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

My Gallery is now up and running!

Please check it out. Orders, of course, will send some love and a few cents my way.

Thanks for all the support!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Back from Hiatus

Forgive me for the long absence. It has been a long while since I posted a work of art.  I have been sidetracked by so many things. Vacation for instance.  Well, it's a good thing.

Work is another thing.  But it's gotta be good too, knowing that I have a regular source of income.  It's something I am very thankful for even if all my art projects took a back seat.  I'm slowly gaining momentum and I'll be back making art again.  It's a habit.  I can't deny it.  I breathe it.  It makes my life better.  It is"suposedly" what makes me come alive.

Other interests lately,  antiques! I have been exposed to appreciating antiques growing up, but it's only now that I can say to myself that I can afford some on my own.  My vacation came out really well.  I brought along two 50-lb luggages on the plane and most of them carrying nice art pieces and antiques.  I'm into old spanish colonial statues of saints, candelabras, frames, vases.  My online surfing has changed from shoe-shopping to art-surfing.  Recently, I found nice Quartz Crystal Singing Bowls that I would like to own, as well as a pair of old capiz window panels that I would like to use as wall decor.  I'm finding more stuff but I know I need to take it slow. 

So there, this is me at this point of my existence.  I'm changing.  But still struggling to make more art.  Yes, soon.  Promise!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Artist at Work

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Friday, September 16, 2011



We're getting there!

We're getting closer and closer to winter!  I know, I'm very excited unlike some people who hate winter...well, because we live in California and it doesn't really snow here.  So get the best of the weather.  Cold but not extremely.  And so we still don't need to don on those jackets that weigh a ton in order to go around.

It's really exciting, I can't wait to bring out the winter clothes, and oh the boots!  I think I'm going over them this weekend.

My hubby is doing the same thing.  But I'm pretty sure about what he's going to bring out first...his Dakine Snow Gloves  and his Dakine Beanies that will be on the foyer like a bunch of little kids waiting for the ice cream truck. It's not even snowboard season, but in my experience, trust me, the gear is by the foyer ready for any impromptu trip up to Tahoe.

I think I'm thinking too much ahead, but I can't help but anticipate the coming winter.  I always like reading a book by the fireplace anyway, and strutting in the city in my new boots.

Meanwhile, I'm going to focus on my projects -- especially the art-related ones.  My friend just got me into Origami...and I'm also working on a book illustration project.  Aside from that, I'm going to art classes in October and finally hook up with the local art gallery. 

Time flies fast.  But life is good.

Friday, June 10, 2011

It's official!

I'm hooked. I'm an official #iger ...

I don't have the photographic eye. I never had.
I don't own a DSLR. Perhaps I never will.

I'm loving this very simple jouney.
Nothing big and bulky. Nor complicated and scary.

iPhoneography.....and Me.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


Still doing something non-verbal at home as words continue to be squeezed off me at work. As of June 3rd, I've been officially tasked to facilitate most corporate communications by our COO (something I'm very thankful for), aside from my usual job responsibilities. The trust means a lot!

At home, I just continue to express myself with my hands for now, playing my favorites. Badarzewski and Drumheller.

Next....Mozart. It's ironic, but the sound silences my mind.

I'll blog more soonest...

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


> Re-establishing equilibrium after our CEO assigned a special project to me lately (a writing task which is challenging but fun) and I always end up finding myself so mentally exhausted at the end of the day now -- accomplishing it, while juggling the rest of my responsibilities at work. Here's something non-verbal that I came up with when I got home, just to balance my day. I'm calling it "Cirque"...

Non-verbals to compensate for my word-laden job

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


It's incredible how my "own" kite story when I was a kid (which only my old bestfriend knows) can still be a strong driving force in my life now.
In my art,
my heart....
In everything that I do.

When I'm ready to share my kite story, you will be one of the first to know. All I can say for now is that it makes me rise through adversities and overcome challenges by just remembering my kite story.

A big example of this is really working hard toward my goals in the art world. I'm happy because my friend is pushing my artwork for this big coffee retailer.  I can't wait.  For now though, I'm content because I am able to sell my art merchandise online like mugs and t-shirts and other stuff.

My next target, hopefully come August, is the launching of my official website.  And really working the deal with the local art association.

I can't wait. That will be the major blues-buster!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

This pesky lil muse! But thanks, hon!

[05.22.11] I had a field day being "home alone" for a few hours. My muse had been bugging me with this inside my head since this morning at church! LOL (Bending wires is one of my favorite things *sick*) Tee hee!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

[Sketch Diary | 05.10.11]

"TEMET NOSCE". Know Thyself. (Made this today for Kat Von D's #asketchaday in Twitter...I try to join the fun whenever I can)

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

[Sketch Diary | 05.04.11]

"Dum Spiro Spero." ~ Cicero

While I breathe, I hope...

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Friday, April 29, 2011

For my Mom

Made this for my Mother's Day card for my mom.

Inside, it says:
A little labor of love,
for my Epitome of Love... you!

There's something special about hummingbirds for us because I had a mommy hummigbird lay two eggs in our backyard while mom and dad were on vacation with us last year. They were able to see them hatch and grow until they were ready to leave the nest... (Mailing it today, hope it makes it on time)

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Still entangled...

in the Zentangle fever!!!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

More z-doodles!


I am ao addicted to Zentangle. Here's one I made for my powder room.
I'm currently making more designs for note cards, bookmarks and shirts...and many more "Zentangables!".

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Baby Dragon

I showed this to my stepdaughter and she said I can make the face on the right be that of a little girl's looking at the little fairy with a little pet dragon.

Come to think of it, that makes a good idea for the headboard poster I am currently conceptualizing for a little girl's room. I can make the the little fairy sit on a young child's chubby hands too while the child looks close just like the fairy looking at the tiny dragon. It will be a pet dragon on a little fairy on a little girl. Something like that.

Finished product will be colored and rendered on canvas. I'll let you know.

Friday, August 6, 2010


Was playing around with different Hangman images in my mind. No, I don't have violent nor suicidal tendencies, I had to make these for a friend who is designing a new Hangman app (for Facebook). He wanted scary and funny. How can something be both scary and funny? These are just drafts. I have yet to make the entire execution landscape and the frame after he picks which man he likes. And then convert them to ink and color, plus a few rotated duplicates. I'm still working on more options. I'm just having fun. I wish I can make images using vector graphics and isometric/non-isometric pixel art. Because I believe that this is just the beginning of a really dynamic and pretty tall (read: ambitious) project for us. More to come...

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

My hubs

Someone told me I should make a sketch of my one boring Friday, I came up with this. My co-worker said I should work in crime investigation to help witnesses sketch suspects har har har. Very funny, but definitely a back-up plan!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Diaper Cake

The diaper cake my co-worker Bobbie ordered from me. Ready for the baby shower tomorrow! (For Nyla Marie -- Hayward CA)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

My love affair with Baybayin

I was blessed to have a good amount of cave time today because hubby was working late. There's so much more I yearn to do and I figured I can accomplish that if I don't make dinner (ack!) I made this with acrylic on canvas, I'm not even done, til next cave time for me!

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

Monday, January 25, 2010

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


Artwork made with media other than coffee and wine will continuously be added here. All coffee and wine paintings will no longer be posted on this site.

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for their new home.

Please check them out [CLICK ON THE PHOTO]

Hope to see you there.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Tribute to a BFF (for life!!!)

I don't know why I decided to paint this. But let me tell you, it was a EUREKA! moment... Perhaps I was fascinated with the intricate designs they have on the sheets now. Or perhaps I've been surrounded by a lot of *beep* lately. Just kidding!

Medium: Coffee on 9x12 cold press acid free paper.

Thursday, October 1, 2009


For Pilipinas kong mahal, here's my "PISHBOL"... Hang in there, bayan ko! My love and prayers are with you. I miss Philippines!

By the way, Pishbol is a filipino version of "Fishballs" which is made of processed fish rolled into balls, sold from carts pushed by vendors. Good when dipped in a special sweet brown sauce (with a spicy option). And no, they are not testicles, if you have the question in your mind...

(coffee on 9x12 cold press 90 lb/ 190gsm watercolor paper)

Vevina's New Fairy Shoes

My husband asked me WHY THAT!? I don't know. I just thought, maybe it's her fairyday and she's getting a new pair. Maybe she did something good. Maybe she's worn out/outgrown the last one. Maybe she's going to a fairy ball. Maybe the last pair hurt. (Red wine on cold press, acid free, 140lb watercolor paper. I still think wine stains better on 90lb/190 gsm though)

Friday, September 18, 2009


Today, I was inspired to make a court jester guessed it...Merlot! I never thought painting with red wine could give me so much joy (it actually behaves better than coffee, on 90 lb/190 gsm Papier Aquarelle, that is). Here's my TGIF gift to you! And to God who is the source of all these! Everything for His greater glory.


Thursday, September 17, 2009

How do I stay inspired?

I got this question from Kaye today.

Imagine an artist who's had 20 years worth of her artworks since she was a child, burned by an immature ex-boyfriend -- and those pieces weren't even "given" but borrowed to be scanned and posted online back in the day when personal websites weren't as popular, until the relationship has gone awry to a point of no return (pun intended, with reference to the sketchbooks LOL).

She didn't make anything for six long years... (except for a few pieces per year, when madness struck). It was just too painful. It was painful but deep inside, the passion kept burning until she couldn't contain it all inside -- the desire to create, to experiment with different media, the images dancing inside her head, the craving for attention meant to inspire others, and herself even more.

Liken it to a balloon bursting from too much air, a heart aching from too much love, and a full bladder (go figure), an orgasmic explosion of sorts from too much passion bottled up inside.

She's barely scratching the surface at this point. But so darn glad she's back.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Coffee Art

I'm a big fan of Sunshine Plata. Although I've experimented with coffee as medium eons ago, I never really had any finished coffee art until inspiration really struck me hard -- through Sunshine Plata. And so here are three of my first works, a tribute to her:

I'M SO HAPPY! (Yes that's the title of this work)... I finally had time to keep painting with coffee! Yes, that's coffee on heavy-weight cold press watercolor paper (140 lb). I'm bouncing off the walls! More coffee art to come.

TIKI DREAM. I've always been intrigued by Hawaiian Tiki Masks. This is my first Tiki. So please bear with me. And yes, more Tiki to come too.

I'm not sure how to call this. I just kept painting with coffee coz I was having a blast. And hubby wasn't home yet so first came the moon (patterned after the size of a red disposable cup) and then the sky, and then I was supposed to draw a lone tree, but the fairy came out instead. SERENDIPITY. Yes!

Lampara ni Lola Meding (Grandmother's Lamp)

My "Lola Meding" would have this burning all night on top of my grandfather's vintage travel trunk. I can still smell the flame burning, hear her AM radio program in my head, see the dancing shadows of the curtain along the length of the huge capiz windows (and must I add the faint sensation of the mosquito net against my arm). I miss those summer nights when my cousin and I would sleep on the spare bed in Lola's bedroom and whisper to each other for hours while Lola did her evening rituals --vanity rituals, basically!
Rendered with a Graphite Pencil on 9.5x6 in. Acid-Free & Lignin-Free medium weight drawing paper. I don't have to deal with ballpoint pens and scratch papers anymore!!! My friend Mo wanted it so bad I gave it to her. It's alright, she's pretty much gotten my breakfasts covered all the time! (Sausage and egg muffins at work) I'll just make another one soon.

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